Latest Immigration policy News

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United...

Facility for teen immigrant girls in Houston being closed

Apr. 17, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A facility in Houston that housed girls who crossed U.S. border unaccompanied is being closed and the girls immediately moved, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday. About 450 girls housed since April 1 in an Emergency Intake Site...

Housing for migrant kids currently unneeded in Connecticut

Apr. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities have told Gov. Ned Lamont's administration they do not, for the moment, need sites in Connecticut to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, state officials confirmed Friday. ...

Arizona history -April 18-24

Apr. 14, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Sunday, April 18 On this date in 1924, the Chiricahua National Monument was established. On this date in 1924, 1,600 motorists were stranded at points of entrance to Arizona because of the embargo on all vehicular traffic due to a hoof and mouth...

Washington state governor OKs bill banning for-profit jails

Apr. 14, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — One of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails would be shut down by 2025 under a bill signed Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The measure approved by the Washington Legislature bans for-profit detention centers...

Cook Co. aims to disrupt conviction-to-deportation pipeline

Apr. 14, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — This story was co-produced by Injustice Watch and Borderless Magazine. —- Alejandra Cano thought she was in the clear. It had been five years since she got sober after a decades long struggle with drug...

Arizona Attorney General sues over Biden's border policies

Apr. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top state prosecutor sued the Biden administration Monday over what he calls “environmentally disruptive” decisions to halt border wall construction and change immigration policies. The lawsuit filed by Republican Arizona Attorney General...

Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles

Apr. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations come as the Biden administration faces a rising number of people attempting to enter the...

Fake immigration attorney gets more than 20 years in prison

Apr. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Monday to 20 years and 9 months in federal prison for pretending to be an attorney and filing hundreds of fake immigration applications. Elvis Harold Reyes, 56, was sentenced in Tampa federal court, according to court...

FEMA trailers being used for Oregon wildfire survivors

Apr. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say that trailers at an industrial site in southwest Oregon, which were rumored to house unaccompanied immigrant children, are actually for survivors of the September 2020 wildfires. The Mail Tribune reported on Sunday that the...